National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)

The training of youth leaders in scouting is important to promote the growth of the individual youth and a leadership model for the Boy Scout/Varsity/Venture (unit) program. The unit leader is the primary source of youth leader training.  As a supplement to that training, the National Youth Leader Training Conference provides youth with a one-week/two-weekend-long experience – a month in the life of a model unit – designed to give potential youth leaders the skills they can use to help their units. The objectives of the conference are to:

  • Develop a youth’s confidence and knowledge in leading the unit program.
  • Gain working understanding of the resources, skills and methods needed to undertake further Unit leadership responsibility.
  • Share ideas and learn from the experiences of other youths from units across the Council.
  • Support adult unit leaders in training youth leaders in the unit.
  • Reinforce a youth’s relationship with his unit leader and other adult leaders.
  • Experience scouting/venturing at its very best.

The Mt. Diablo Silverado Council is pleased to offer two National Youth Leader Training Conferences this year. Participants will learn the same valuable skills, based on the National NYLT syllabus, no matter which of the courses they attend. We hope you will take advantage of one of these wonderful opportunities.


  • 13 Years Old Minimum
  • Unit Leader’s Approval
  • application-pdfMedical ABC

Date/Time Event
Friday, February 23rd, 2018 - Sunday, February 25th, 2018
6:30 pm - 5:30 pm
NYLT Winter Course 2nd Weekend
Camp Herms, El Cerrito CA
Thursday, May 3rd, 2018
All Day
NYLT Summer Orientation Meeting
Camp Herms, El Cerrito CA
Monday, June 11th, 2018 - Saturday, June 16th, 2018
All Day
NYLT Summer 2018
Camp Herms, El Cerrito CA
Thursday, December 6th, 2018
All Day
NYLT Summer Reunion
Camp Herms, El Cerrito CA


20 thoughts on “National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)

  1. Can anyone please share what time the course starts on Friday 2/24/17? Is it all day, or after school? Julie G. says to check with the course director, but I’m not seeing any name given for who this person might be. Thank you.

    • Alison,
      I don’t know if your question was answered. Here is the contact for the winter course.
      Matt Dunn []
      Dave Ernst

  2. Sophie A. of VC444 is on the waitlist for winter NYLT . We would like to know where she is and chances for attending because she has a parttime job and would need to request time off in advance/asap. Also is there a link to register for summer? Thanks.

    • Hi, thanks for your interest in MYLT. The decision to move a scout off of the waitlist into the course is made by the course director, it is not in order of seniority. We will let the course director know of your interest. The Summer NYLT registration is not yet open

  3. I am trying to sign up for NYLT and I meet all the requirements but I can’t find where on the website to sign up as the link to the flyer says to sign up on the website, and redirects me back here. Can someone tell me how to sign up via the website?

    • Colby,
      The winter course is full and the wait list filled up quickly. Sorry we didn’t get that put onto the website. The summer course will open in a couple of weeks. This course will be held at camp herms this year and is a much larger course.
      Dave Ernst

  4. Is the winter 2018 course full? Is it possible to get on the waitlist? I called a contact number I found listed and left a message, but I haven’t heard back. Would love to know (& sign up/get on the waitlist, if possible.)

    • Unfortunately the course is full and there already is a waitlist so they are not accepting any new registrations. Registration for Summer NYLT will open after Winter course is finished.

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